Vitamin E supplements may interfere with the process that keeps bones healthy, suggest Japanese scientists.Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, the Keio University team said mice given large doses had lower bone mass - if the same was true in humans, fracture risk would be increased.
Vitamin E is found in oils, green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli and in almonds and hazelnuts. But a UK expert said supplements could be problematic.
The relationship between nutrients such as vitamin D and bone health are well established, but there is far less research which looks at the role of vitamin E.
Source - BBC